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TV THIS WEEK: May 6 - 12

May 4, 2012 |  1:41 pm

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This week's TV Movies



“The Comedy Awards”
are no laughing matter — oh, wait, that’s exactly what they are! Insult comic Don Rickles and the madcap Robin Williams receive special honors at this second annual salute to the business of funny. (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.)

It’s “elementary” all over again when “Masterpiece Mystery!” presents “Sherlock, Series II: A Scandal in Belgravia.” Benedict Cumberbatch is back as a modern-day version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Victorian-era sleuth in this thriller. (KOCE, 9 p.m.)


In olden times, you had to get up off the couch to change the channel. But now you can catch your favorite television shows right on your smartphone or iPad. Where is the medium headed next? Watch “Stay Tuned: The Future of TV.” (CNBC, 6 and 9 p.m.)


They do the math, so you don’t have to: Surprising statistics about the way we live are info-graphic’d for your edification and amusement in “United Stats of America,” a new series hosted by identical-twin comics Randy and Jason Sklar. (History, 10 p.m.)


“Modern Family,”
you’ve won two consecutive Emmys for  comedy series. What are you gonna do now? That’s right, the extended Pritchett clan is going to Disneyland in this new episode. With Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez, above. (ABC, 9 p.m.)


The 2012 presidential race will drag on through the summer and well into the fall, but the City Council election in Pawnee, Ind., is all over but the vote counting on the season finale of the Amy Poehler sitcom “Parks and Recreation.” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)


Some unseen force — an Observer, perhaps? — must have intervened, because “Fringe” has been saved from cancellation. This superior  drama wraps up for now but will return in the not-too-distant future for an abbreviated fifth and final season. (Fox, 9 p.m.) Et-harrypotter-may6


A confession: We’ve never read anything by J.K. Rowling. But we’ve loved each and every big-screen adaptation of her fantasy novels about a certain boy wizard, up to and including the gripping 2011 finale, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” Alan Rickman, below left, and Daniel Radcliffe star. (HBO, 8 p.m.)


Photos: "Modern Family" Credit: Peter “Hopper” Stone / ABC; “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.